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March 2018 Alumni Updates
The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan
EMBA Women Named “Most Influential”

The Grand Rapids Business Journal is honoring Susan Langeland (EMBA ’05), Angela Nelson (EMBA ’14), and Milinda Ysasi (EMBA ’19) among “The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” in 2018.
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Sheryl Connelly 
Ford’s Car Clairvoyant Makes Big Impact

Sheryl Connelly (BA Finance ’89), who provides insight on consumer trends and futuring mindsets for the Ford Motor Company, has released her latest trend report.
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2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Craige Stout 
Alumnus Named “Distinguished”

The Chicago Spartans presented Craige Stout (BA/MBA Accounting ’86) with their 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award at their SpartyBall event March 10.
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Alumnus Stars Behind the Scenes of Hamilton the Musical

John Gilmour (BA Management, Theater ’06) oversees communications strategy and implementation and manages brand engagement and awareness for Hamilton’s three productions in Chicago and on its nationwide tour.
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Peggy Berg
Women in Hospitality Industry Leadership

Peggy Berg (BA Hospitality Business ’78) created the Women in Hospitality Industry Leadership 2017 report to provide statistics tracking how women are progressing in the hospitality industry and to encourage involvement.
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Executive MBA Virtual Information Session

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Broad College Dallas Alumni Reception

5:00PM - 7:00PM
Dallas, TX
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Hospitality Business:
Les Gourmets

6:00PM - 9:00PM
East Lansing, MI
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The Best of Broad
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Topping Off Ceremony Marks Monumental Day

The college commemorated the placing of the final steel beam upon what is soon to be the new Business Pavilion at the building’s topping off ceremony.
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Ray Scott, president of Lear Corporation, speaks at the Executive MBA commencement ceremony, with the platform party visible behind him
EMBAs Graduate

The Executive MBA program honored its latest graduates and professors of excellence at its commencement March 11.
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Leo Stevenson and Marie Vanerian
Advisors Recognized

Leo Stevenson (BA Financial Administration ’78) and Marie Vanerian (BA Economics ’76) have been recognized on both the Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" inaugural list and the 2018 Barron’s “Top 1200 Financial Advisors” list.
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Broad Startup Takes Bronze at SXSW

Bailey Paxton and his startup Smart Staffing took third place in the SXSW Student Startup Madness competition.
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SGDF in a textile producer's shop in Guatemala 
SGDF Sees Impact in Real Time

The Spartan Global Development Fund (SGDF) traveled to Guatemala to see how their microloans have made a difference.
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Getting Social
The Spartan BizCast Episode 4 Cryptocurrency. Audiogram rendering of vocal track. Naveen Khanna, A.J. Pasant Endowed Chair in Finance.
Interested in cryptocurrency - or wondering if you should get out before a crash steals your Bitcoin? Finance chair Naveen Khanna will give you the scoop...
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CEO World investigated full-time MBA programs’ placement rates and found Broad among the top 10 programs overall and the top five public schools on this metric.
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Consumer demand has spiked for the fashion industry to produce items in an environmentally sound way, including leather alternatives made from pineapple waste. 🍍
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Around MSU 
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Spartans Make 21st Consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearance

MSU’s men’s basketball team has earned a NCAA Tournament berth for the 21st consecutive season—the longest streak in Big Ten history. The Big Ten Champion Spartans will face Bucknell in the first round on Friday, March 16, at 7:10 p.m. in Detroit.
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Virus-Like Particle Could Lead to New Cancer Vaccine

Spartan scientists are engineering a virus-like particle that will generate anti-cancer immune responses in the body and potentially could create a new cancer treatment vaccine.
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MSU's solar carport array 
Solar Carport Project Honored as “Smart Energy Decision”

MSU’s solar carport project received the Onsite Renewable Energy award at the Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit 2018 for the largest carport solar array in North America. 
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In the News

Mark Blaufuss (BA Accounting ’90) was quoted by the Wall Street Journal on buying a “game-day” condo near campus with Mike McNamara (BA Accounting ’84).
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